Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba ‘tests positive’ in a drug test during a match against Juventus.
According to various Italian sources, former Manchester United player Paul Pogba tested positive for testosterone use.
The player, Juventus, Serie A, or the Italian Football Federation have yet to confirm or deny the news.
According to news agency ANSA, the Juventus midfielder was discovered to have excessive levels of the hormone in random tests conducted after the Italian club’s opening Serie A match against Udinese on August 20.
Pogba, who won the World Cup with France in 2018, sat on the bench the entire game but has since entered matches against Bologna and Empoli as a substitute. It is unclear which organisation conducted the tests.
According to Sportmediaset, if found guilty, Pogba could be taken before the National Anti-Doping Tribunal and might be barred from all football-related activities for up to two years. This suspension could increase to four years if it is established that the player took the substance with knowledge.
The Frenchman’s participation in Juventus’ upcoming match against Lazio on Saturday at 2pm is now doubtful in light of the rumours.